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    Default pool salt and bleach baths for eczema?!

    I took dd 15mths to the gp and got a different doc as the one we saw when she had her eczema breakout was no longer working there....
    Anyways, he didnt understand how severe it actually was - broken skin, weaping, red welts even bleeding. She is 95% better and only has a few red blotches that i dab 0.02% cortizine cream on for a couple days and it clears up straight away.
    I told the gp this and he said to stop using the cream and do natural alternatives. HELLO???? ummmm, been there dont that, that's why we got onto the hardcore stuff!
    Anyways, now i dont know what to do if she has a flare up! as he didnt give me another script for her cream!

    she hasnt really had a big flare up for about 5months (touch wood) the cream i was perscribed was woring really well. I only used it probably twice a fortnight if not less.
    He said if she flares up do salt baths "pool salt" or a cap full of "clothes bleach" in her bath.....ive never heard of using bleach on a baby's skin?!?! im so not comfortable with that.

    I asked him where do i purchase pool salt and he said "i dont know, ask a pool person".

    I really hate doctors around here.

    I obviously need to see another gp. I guess if she flares up i'll be taking her to the ER and hopefully we will be refered to a skin specialist. As was what i hoped for in the very beginning.

    Hope this makes sense, i am a bit frustrated.
    Can anyone help me out with the pool salt and bleach thing??? ive never heard of it as a method to relieve eczema flare ups.

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    bleach???!! I've never heard that and honestly i think it might make it worse? i use bleach to clean and even diluted if i use my hands in it they get really dry which would make eczema worse?

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    My son suffered from severe eczema when he was a baby, taking him to the beach really helped, I wouldn't use bleach also another remedy that soothed his skin was to put oats into a stocking and put it in his bath. I'd be seeing another doctor if I were you. My sons paediatrition prescribed him the best cream, it cleared it up in no time I'm at work atm but when I get home I'll have a look and see if I can find out what it's called.

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    Bleach or pool salt ?? what planet is this doctor on ? bleach & pool salt is poison, what if she accidently swallows some of the bath water. I have never heard of this & i would never put those kind of chemicals near my daughter's skin (ok, fair enough if she's swimming in a pool)

    Sounds like you definately need another doctor to refer you to a skin specialist for your little girl, i wouldn't take no for an answer & i'd keep going until someone was willing to help. Good luck & i hope things improve soon

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    Bleach works like you wouldn't believe!
    My niece saw seven different specialists, tried diets, bandages, creams, herbal remedies, acupressure, nothing worked till they tried bleach baths.

    All of the specialists said she was the worst case they had ever seen and a lost cause.

    She is four now and has had beautiful skin for almost a year. Before that she was a completely different girl.

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    Is there anywhere you could report this GP, that sounds like really dangerous advice, not to mention rediculous! And maybe see another GP to get the script!
    I have excema and it can be really painful and uncomfortable, I always have some cortisone cream around! But the key is to keep skin nice and hydrated, so using a bath oil or sea salt (not pool salt ) and using a good allergy free moisturiser is important!
    Good luck! And i just can't beleive how some doctors are allowed to even practice!

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    Wow, lumpy melon, are you serious? Maybe I have to try it then, I've never heard of bleach baths! How much bleach do you use? I'm seriously shocked all these years of itchy skin and maybe it could have been fixed just like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunbun View Post
    Is there anywhere you could report this GP, that sounds like really dangerous advice, not to mention rediculous!

    Good luck! And i just can't beleive how some doctors are allowed to even practice!
    Do some research before you say a doctor shouldn't practice!

    It is a little known CURE!

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    My sister started off with half a cup in her bath every night, then after a couple weeks cut in to every second night, then third etc.
    Now she only has it when she has a flare up or a day in long grass or around animals.

    It really works.

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    Oh and they use QV cream, wash and shampoo too, which keeps the skin moist

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